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Iran News in Brief – March 7, 2021

Retirees continue their protests for the seventh consecutive week.
Retirees continue their protests for the seventh consecutive week.

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UPDATE: 5:00 PM CET

Retirees continue their protests for the seventh consecutive week

Social Security pensioners held rallies in different Iranian cities like Kermanshah, Karaj, Shush and Tabriz. Some of the protesters were arrested by the Security Forces.

Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the NCRI, hailed the deprived and arisen pensioners in cities across Iran and called on the United Nations and Human Rights organizations to take urgent action to secure their release.


UPDATE: 9:00 AM CET

Maryam Rajavi: The Iranian women have played the most crucial role in leading the struggle for the Iran’s regime overthrow


NCRI Women’s Committee Annual Report 2021 on women’s conditions in Iran

As women around the world are starting a new year on March 8, International Women’s Day, we are happy to bring you another Annual Report of the NCRI Women’s Committee.

This is an effort every year to shed light on the various aspects of women’s life and struggle in Iran and violations of their basic rights as stipulated in the CEDAW and BPfA.

This year, however, all the issues had been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, making it difficult to address them all.

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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 497 Cities Exceeds 226,000

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Friday, March 5, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 497 cities had exceeded 226,000. The number of victims in Tehran is 53,336, Khorasan Razavi 14,900, Isfahan 14,595, Khuzestan 12,105, Mazandaran 9,582, Lorestan 9,418, West Azerbaijan 8,463, Qom 8,435, Golestan 5,880, Sistan and Baluchestan 5,331, Central Province 4,588, Kermanshah 4,579, Kurdistan 3,907, and Qazvin 2,554.

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February Iran Protests Report: 271 protests in 67 cities

According to collected reports by sources affiliated with the Iranian Resistance in February, there were at least 271 recorded protests in 67 cities, 24 of which took place in Saravan, southeastern Iran.

Protests erupted in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan on February 22 when Baluch fuel carriers gathered near an Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) base on the border in Saravan to protest the border closure. The Guards, who had dug large holes on the border to prevent fuel carriers from passing, gunned down the protesters, killing and wounding dozens of people.

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Chicken vendors gathered today to protest poultry scarcity


Iran Human Rights Monitor, Monthly Report – February 2021

February saw the state crackdown on protests by fuel traders in Sistan and Baluchestan that started in Saravan, southeastern Iran.

The protests erupted on February 22 when Baluch fuel carriers gathered near an Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) base on the border in Saravan to protest the border closure. The Guards, who had dug large holes on the border to prevent fuel carriers from passing, gunned down the protesters, killing and wounding dozens of people.

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Iran: Resistance Units support Saravan protests, call for regime change

“Saravan & Baluchistan is not alone": MEK network

In recent days, the internal network of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), known as the Resistance Units, continued their anti-regime campaigns across the country. These activities were in support of the protests of poor people of the city Saravan in Sistan and Baluchistan province.

“Khamenei is a murderer, and his rule is illegitimate”: MEK Resistance Units

Protests began in Saravan, Sistan, and Baluchestan province, after the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) opened fire and killed fuel porters in Saravan county, near the Iran-Pakistan border.

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Iran’s Regime Paints the Picture of Its Presidential Election With Shaky Hands

These days, Iran’s government officials and state media analysts are speculating about how the regime’s 2021 presidential campaign is being represented. The common denominator of these analyses and speculations is that the more they speak about it, the dizzier they become.

And it is becoming clearer to them that they have no political reserves from the past, to put it as their current political capital in this election.

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